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Author Solomon, Robert C.

Title A short history of philosophy / Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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Description xvii, 329 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Biographical Chronology -- I. The Search for World Order: Ancient Philosophy -- The "Axial Period" and the Origins of Philosophy -- The "Miracle" of Greece -- Philosophy, Myth, Religion, and Science -- Meaning and Creation: Cosmogony and the Origins of Philosophy -- Vedas and Vedanta: Early Philosophy in India -- The First (Greek) Philosopher -- The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (I): The Stuff of the World -- The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (II): The Underlying Order -- The Pre-Socratic Philosophers (III): The Pluralists -- Enter the Sophists -- Socrates -- Plato: Metaphysician or Sublime Humorist? -- The Philosopher's Philosopher: Aristotle -- A Footnote to Plato (and Aristotle) -- Tough Times: Stoicism, Skepticism, and Epicureanism -- Mysticism and Logic in Ancient India: Nagarjuna and Nyaya -- II. God and the Philosophers: Religious and Medieval Philosophy -- Religion and Spirituality: Three Philosophical Themes -- The Wisdom of the East (I): Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism -- The Wisdom of the East (II): Confucius and Confucianism -- The Wisdom of the East (III): Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and Taoism -- Deep in the Heart of Persia: Zoroastrianism -- From Athens to Jerusalem: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- The Hebrew People and the Origins of Judaism -- Greek Jew: Philo of Alexandria -- The Birth of Christianity -- The Opening of Christianity: St. Paul -- Neoplatonism and Christianity -- St. Augustine and the Inner Life of Spirit -- The First Great Split Within Christianity -- The Rise of Islam -- Mysticism -- Persia and the Peripatetic Tradition -- Diaspora, Dialectic, and Mysticism in Judaism -- Thinking God: Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, and Scholasticism -- Late Scholasticism: Duns Scotus and William of Ockham -- In Search of Essences: The Alchemists -- Philosophical Syntheses Outside the West -- The Reformation: Luther and His Progeny -- The Counter-Reformation, Erasmus, and More -- After Aristotle: Bacon, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and the Renaissance -- Before the "Discovery": Africa and the Americas -- III. Between Science and Religion: Modern Philosophy and the Enlightenment -- Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Modernism -- Montaigne: The First Modern Philosopher? -- Descartes and the New Science -- Spinoza, Leibniz, Pascal, and Newton -- The Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Eclipse of the Orient -- Locke, Hume, and Empiricism -- Adam Smith, the Moral Sentiments, and the Protestant Ethic -- Voltaire, Rousseau, and Revolution -- Immanuel Kant: Saving Science -- Kant's Moral Philosophy and the Third Critique -- The Discovery of History: Hegel -- Philosophy and Poetry: Rationalism and Romanticism -- Romantic West Meets East: Schopenhauer -- After Hegel: Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, and Marx -- Mill, Darwin, and Nietzsche: Consumerism, Energy, and Evolution -- Early Philosophy in America -- IV. From Modernism to Postmodernism: The Twentieth Century -- The Rejection of Idealism: A Century of Horrors -- Frege, Russell, and Husserl: Arithmetic, Atomism, Phenomenology -- Zarathustra in the Trenches: The Limits of Rationality -- The American Experience in Philosophy: Pragmatism -- Changing Reality: Philosophies of Process -- Unamuno, Croce, and Heidegger: The Tragic Sense of Life -- Hitler, the Holocaust, Positivism, and Existentialism -- No Exit: The Existentialism of Camus, Sarte, and Beauvoir -- From Ideal to Ordinary Language: From Cambridge to Oxford -- Women and Gender: The Feminization of Philosophy -- The Return of the Oppressed: Africa, Asia, and the Americas -- From Postmodernism to the New Age -- World Philosophy: Promise or Pretense -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Summary A survey of world philosophy and religion and a history of ideas, than a straight forward treatise on philosophy as a technical subject
Analysis Philosophy History
Philosophy - History
Notes Bibliography: p. 315-324. Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and index
Subject Philosophy -- History.
Philosophy -- history.
Author Higgins, Kathleen Marie.
LC no. 95012578
ISBN 0195086473 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0195101960 (paperback: acid-free paper)
Other Titles Philosophy